Author Archive: Jeremy Parkinson

Consumer Confidence Declined In November

Consumer Confidence Declined In November

The latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index was released this morning based on data collected through November 13. The headline number of 135.7 was a decrease from the final reading of 137.9 for October. Today’s number was below the Investing.com consensus of 135.9. “Despite a small decline in November, Consumer Confidence remains at historically strong levels,” said Lynn Franco, […]
S And P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20 City Home Price Index Continues To Slow

S And P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20 City Home Price Index Continues To Slow

The non-seasonally adjusted S and P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index (20 cities) year-over-year rate of home price growth decelerated from 5.5 % to 5.1 %. The index authors stated, “nine cities saw prices decline in September compared to August”. Analyst Opinion of Case-Shiller HPI I continue to see this a situation of supply and […]
Gold: Tax Loss Season Or A Bull Era?

Gold: Tax Loss Season Or A Bull Era?

The next Fed meet (and rate hike) is December 19, and just weeks after that, US president Donald “The Golden Trumpster” Trump may be set to unleash a new round of inflationary and growth-crushing tariffs. It’s not easy (to put it mildly) for American business to create new factories to replace the products made by […]
Crude Rebound Stalls As Kuwait Seeks Stable Oil Market

Crude Rebound Stalls As Kuwait Seeks Stable Oil Market

OIL TALKING POINTS Crude struggles to preserve the rebound from earlier this week as Kuwait’s Oil Minister, Bakheet Al-Rashidi, argues that ‘it’s very early to talk about any cuts’ ahead of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) meeting on December 6, and the current environment is likely to keep oil prices under pressure as the Relative Strength Index […]
The Dangerous Game Both Powell And Trump Are Playing

The Dangerous Game Both Powell And Trump Are Playing

Chris Temple kicks off today with a recap on Fed Vice-Chair Richard Clarida speech this morning. The real focus will be on the G20 meeting at the end of this week and the Fed meeting in December. As Chris states both Powell and Trump are playing dangerous games but is one of them more oblivious […]
Another Couple Of Nat Gas Bounces Fail

Another Couple Of Nat Gas Bounces Fail

It was a slow natural gas trading day by recent standards, yet the December contract still saw a range of 20 cents with large, quick moves in both directions as weather models bounced around and December futures options expired at the settle.  Heavy selling into the settle cut into the December gain on the day, […]
When Will The Bull Market End?

When Will The Bull Market End?

As we approach the final month of this year, it’s worth reflecting on our thoughts and actions over the past year. Reflection is how you become a better investor and trader. I posted the following chart in December 2017. Interesting how this year’s max drawdown is pretty much in line with the average drawdown of […]
Cyber Monday: 3 Rallying Consumer Stocks

Cyber Monday: 3 Rallying Consumer Stocks

Marilyn Monroe said, “Happiness is not in money, but in shopping.” Now that Black Friday is behind us, let’s review some happy shopping news. Yesterday was Cyber Monday, the day of online sales and deals, and the day when shoppers, unencumbered by the need to show up at a crowded store, can pick up some […]
The Key Levels To Trade Right Now

The Key Levels To Trade Right Now

We’re into a critical price level and what happens here determines whether or not we’ll trade bullishly or bearishly for the rest of the week. In tonight’s video, Corey Rosenbloom walks you through the reasons why 2,680 is our key short-term planning level in the /ES and then what two targets we’ll be targeting for […]
Top 5 Charts Of The Week – Tuesday, Nov. 27

Top 5 Charts Of The Week – Tuesday, Nov. 27

This week we look at the following charts and themes: Global PMI vs Bond Yields – the composite manufacturing PMI is pointing to a possible move lower in bond yields. Developed Market PMIs – gone from synchronized strength in 2017 to asynchronous apathy in 2018. Global trade growth (EM vs DM) – EM growth is […]